Interview with Craig Smith of Vortech, Inc. Published: Jul 22, 2004
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I’ve been seeing some new breads of server attacks lately. These are much harder ones to spot.

These new types of attack grab the users from
the passwd list and find all files or folders that have write atrributes
set then inject .htaccess and other php files that essentially destroy
all users accounts on the server.

The exploit works on systems that do not have phpsuexec enabled and
users find along with a PHP.

I’ve been working on a new tool called Find Lockdown which logs all find
commands from all users except root (or any others you specify). It will
be released soon in our projects section

If you haven’t noticed we released a new tool called Nobody Check at

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Comments (4)

  • Gravatar - Melissa
    Melissa 23:42, May 6, 2008
    We were customers of Vortech for 3 years. We gave them notice after we were billed one month that we didn't need them anymore. There was no problem, we just didn't need the service. It was basically a 29 day notice. They require a 30 day notice so they charged us for an additional month when we weren't even using the service. Fair? I guess since it is their policy. Good customer service? Absolutely NOT, 3 years as a customer and they had to slap us in the face when we left. Unacceptable!
  • Gravatar - Shuaa Safaris Limited
    Shuaa Safaris Limited 12:56, August 31, 2008
    Dear Craig Smith,<br />
    <br />
    could you please advise on the Processed on how we can apply for the website hosting with your company.<br />
    <br />
    hope hereing from you shortly.<br />
    <br />
    regards,<br />
    Ssozi Ashiraf<br />
  • Gravatar -  Nick Hill
    Nick Hill 05:34, July 1, 2009
    Very bad service alwas going down and my site was hacked twice. I have been a customer for years. I have now moved all my sites and they keep billing.. STAY AWAY!!!!

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